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Pepper

California Wonder
Pepper California Wonder

Bell Type, Widely Adapted, Good for Stuffing

Description

Peppers are among the most popular vegetables grown by home gardeners. They need a long, warm growing season and grow slowly during cool periods. Sweet bell peppers grow on compact bushes about 16 inches high. California Wonder is a good stuffing pepper with tender flesh and delicate flavor.

  • Seed Depth: .125 in.
  • Row Spacing: 36 in.
  • Seed Spacing: 1 in.
  • Plant Spacing: 24 in.
  • Days to Sprout: 14-21
  • Days to Harvest: 60-80

Planting

Peppers are a warm season plant and seed should be planted in warm soil in spring. Seed may be started indoors and transplanted.

Care

Thin when plants are 2 inches high. Mulch regularly to keep weeds down and retain moisture. Fertilize monthly with 5-10-10 or equivalent fertilizer.

Harvest

Harvest may begin when peppers attain a usable size. Most peppers are harvested green but if left on the plant to turn red they become sweeter.

Hint

Bell peppers have a short growing season and many ripen at once. Dry or freeze some for later use.

Nutrional Value

Good source of Vitamins C and B.

Growing Guide and Additional Tips UC Publications
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